Bruny Island AstroWorkshop 2019 (Workshop 1)

Bruny Island AstroWorkshop 2019 (Workshop 1)

Bruny Island

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

with Luke Tscharke and Jay Evans
in conjunction with Bruny Island Photography

4 – 7 April 2019

Shoot the Stars (and if you’re lucky the Aurora Australis) over four days and three nights of astrophotography instruction on Bruny Island, one of Tasmania’s most beautiful destinations.

Price includes all food and drink, deluxe accommodation, boat transfers, boat cruises, ground transport, on-location coaching, and image processing tuition in our spacious private lodge.
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This workshop is run by AstroWorkshops in conjunction with Bruny Island Photography. Bruny Island Photography is dedicated to capturing and showcasing the Island’s unique natural beauty. Tasmania has a proud tradition of Nature Photography dating back to the 1850’s and these images have played a critical role in highlighting the richness of its natural environment and the imperative for its preservation. Our Bruny Island tour continues in the spirit of that tradition.

While bringing you to the many beautiful places this region has to offer, we will do our best to teach you how to take better photographs, to skilfully use your camera and equipment, and help you with post-processing. We pride ourselves on providing highly qualified photography guides to help you improve your photography.

From a our private boat, Luke and Jay will show you the geological splendour of the rugged Bruny coastline with its abundant sea and bird life – It is here that your journey begins.

Over subsequent days we will take you to some of the Island’s most scenic locations – many of which are situated on private reserves spanning thousands of acres.

Our accommodation offers spectacular settings for communing with the Island’s elemental beauty and unwinding from the day’s activities. A perfect base from which to practice, reflect upon and discuss the craft of photography with our guides and fellow tour participants.

Our location on Bruny Island is one of the most southerly points in Australia, meaning it is an exceptionally good vantage point for Aurora Australis should favourable space weather conditions present themselves. The absence of light pollution also means that the skies are incredibly dark, providing an overwhelming display of stars in your astrophotography images.

We look forward to sharing our passion for the Island and showing you what an incredibly special place it is whilst honing your skills in the art of astrophotography. You won’t be disappointed!

Workshop includes:

  • Private boat transfer from Hobart to Bruny Island (weather permitting)
  • Tasmanian gourmet food and drink (all inclusive including alcohol)
  • Deluxe accommodation in our private lodge
  • Bruny Island boat day cruise
  • Iconic Bruny Island locations such as Cape Bruny Lighthouse
  • On-location astrophotography and aurora photography coaching
  • Image post-processing classes
DATES:Thursday April 4th 2019 to Sunday April 7th 2019
WORKSHOP STARTS:Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
WORKSHOP BASE:Bruny Island, Tasmania
GROUP SIZE: Maximum 10 participants, minimum 4
FITNESS LEVEL: A low level of fitness is required, some light walking may be involved
INCLUSIONS: Price includes all food, drink, accommodation, on-location instruction, classroom and image processing classes, boat trips and ground transport. Does not include airfares.

WHAT TO EXPECT – BRUNY ISLAND

The workshop will take place on Bruny Island, a microcosm of the Tasmanian mainland. It is blessed with an extraordinarily diverse range of distinct environments – spectacular coastlines, geological wonders, beaches, rainforests, mountains, lagoons, abundant flora and fauna – a plethora of photographic material; all at your doorstep! Much of the workshop takes place on private land which is not accessible by the general public, meaning our guests see a side of Bruny that is not often seen.

  • WEATHER: When attending the workshop, you will need to be prepared as temperatures at night while we shoot may be very cold and windy, so warm layered clothing is a necessity including gloves and headwear.
  • MOBILE RECEPTION: Bruny Island is largely undeveloped and as such there may be patchy mobile reception during your stay. There is also limited Wi-Fi available at our accommodation. We recommend that you ensure your computer software such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop is up to date before you join us on the workshop.
  • MEALS: Delicious Tasmanian gourmet food and drink will be provided for the duration of our workshop.If you have any special dietary requirements, please ensure you let us know when you book.
  • ROOM CONFIGURATION: There are several rooms available in our private lodge accommodation in either twin share or single supplement. All linen and towels are included. The workshop is advertised at a twin share rate, single supplement will be charged at an extra rate.

WHAT TO BRING
The workshop will take place on a beautiful island off the south east coast of Tasmania. You will need to be well prepared as we will be accessing areas in the dark, and the temperatures may be very cold.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS

  • Head torch (with new batteries)
  • Spare Torch
  • Warm layered clothing suitable for very cold temperatures and windy conditions (incl gloves and headwear)
  • Camera
  • Lenses suitable for astrophotography (feel free to contact Luke or Jay for advice)
  • Remote timer for camera
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Water Bottle

OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Laptop (to get the most out of the post processing sessions)
  • We recommend using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC to make the most from our post-processing training.
  • Note: Due to limited mobile phone/data/Internet availability on Bruny Island, we ask that Laptops be installed and updated with the latest versions of your post-processing software prior to arrival.

Star trails with crystal clear skies at the iconic Bruny Island lighthouse

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